|Position:||Assistant Women's Basketball Coach|
Carolyn Kieger recently completed her sixth season on UM's staff. Kieger, who is in her second stint at Miami, finished up her fifth season as an assistant coach on Katie Meier's staff in 2013-14.
At Miami, Kieger's primary responsibilities lie with guard development and the 2010-11 season saw Miami's star guard Shenise Johnson earn All-America and ACC Player of the Year honors. Guard Riquna Williams earned First Team All-ACC accolades along with Johnson and was the conference's scoring champion with 21.7 points per game.
The 2009-10 season saw the rise of one of the most dynamic backcourts in the nation. Johnson and Williams each earned All-ACC honors and became the nation's highest scoring backcourt.
During the 2007-08 season, Kieger held the Director of Operations position at her alma mater, Marquette University. She was responsible for coordinating film exchange, directing summer camp programs and assisted with team travel.
Prior to returning to Marquette, Kieger spent one year at UM where she served as the Hurricanes' coordinator of basketball operations during the 2006-07 season. In her role at Miami, Kieger worked along side the team's Director of Basketball Operations and Video Coordinator. She assisted with film editing and scouting, recruiting, and team travel. She also helped coordinate the Miami women's basketball summer camps.
As a player at Marquette, Kieger was a four-year starter and Marquette's all-time assists leader. She is the only player in program history with at least 1,200 career points, 400 career rebounds and 600 assists. For her career, Kieger averaged 10.3 points per game and was a second team All-Big East selection for the 2005-06 season, as well as, a second team All-Conference USA selection for the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons.
In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Kieger also received the BIG EAST Conference's Sportsmanship award as a senior. Also, during her senior campaign, Kieger was a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, given to the nation's top point guard.
Kieger graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Electrical Communications in 2006. In 2007, she received the McCahill Award given to a MU graduated senior student-athlete who demonstrated the highest performance in scholarship, leadership and athletics.